Trying to grow food without understanding the prevailing weather conditions is like baking bread without knowing how high or low to set the oven. Fortunately, you can avoid potential disasters by learning to protect your plants from frost.

Climate and weather are interchangeable terms to many people, but they do mean different things. Climate refers to the long-term weather conditions prevailing in a particular region, whereas weather describes the day-to-day conditions such as sun, rain, wind, temperature, and so on in a particular area. Global climate change has resulted in unpredictable weather patterns and extreme weather events, so when growing your own crops, it’s always best ...

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